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April 01, 2008

Ha'aretz: Different Languages, Different Messages

It's often been noted that what certain Arab leaders say in Arabic before their own countrymen can differ sharply from what they say in English before Western audiences.

An Israeli blogger has noticed Ha'aretz, which publishes both Hebrew and English editions, playing this same double game.

He pointed out that a story today in English refers to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev as "a Jewish settlement surrounded by Arab towns in the West Bank...." In the original Hebrew, it is described in more neutral language as one of the "Jerusalem neighborhoods located across the Green Line."

The blogger's conclusion is that "we have a very politicized Haaretz subverting Israel abroad."

Posted by GI at April 1, 2008 02:21 PM


"we have a very politicized Haaretz subverting Israel at home and abroad."

Fixed it!

Posted by: David Guy at April 7, 2008 04:52 AM

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